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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723903/automatic-analysis-and-3d-modelling-of-hi-c-data-using-tadbit-reveals-structural-features-of-the-fly-chromatin-colors
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François Serra, Davide Baù, Mike Goodstadt, David Castillo, Guillaume Filion, Marc A Marti-Renom
The sequence of a genome is insufficient to understand all genomic processes carried out in the cell nucleus. To achieve this, the knowledge of its three-dimensional architecture is necessary. Advances in genomic technologies and the development of new analytical methods, such as Chromosome Conformation Capture (3C) and its derivatives, provide unprecedented insights in the spatial organization of genomes. Here we present TADbit, a computational framework to analyze and model the chromatin fiber in three dimensions...
July 19, 2017: PLoS Computational Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722470/novel-potent-inhibitors-of-the-histone-demethylase-kdm1a-lsd1-orally-active-in-a-murine-promyelocitic-leukemia-model
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Paolo Trifirò, Anna Cappa, Silvia Brambillasca, Oronza A Botrugno, Maria Rosaria Cera, Roberto Dal Zuffo, Paola Dessanti, Giuseppe Meroni, Florian Thaler, Manuela Villa, Saverio Minucci, Ciro Mercurio, Mario Varasi, Paola Vianello
BACKGROUND: Histone lysine demethylases (KDMs) are well-recognized targets in oncology drug discovery. They function at the post-translation level controlling chromatin conformation and gene transcription. KDM1A is a flavin adenine dinucleotide-dependent amine oxidase, overexpressed in several tumor types, including acute myeloid leukemia, neuroblastoma and non-small-cell lung cancer. Among the many known monoamine oxidase inhibitors screened for KDM1A inhibition, tranylcypromine emerged as a moderately active hit, which irreversibly binds to the flavin adenine dinucleotide cofactor...
July 19, 2017: Future Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722347/foxo3-longevity-interactome-on-chromosome-6
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Timothy A Donlon, Brian J Morris, Randi Chen, Kamal H Masaki, Richard C Allsopp, D Craig Willcox, Ayako Elliott, Bradley J Willcox
FOXO3 has been implicated in longevity in multiple populations. By DNA sequencing in long-lived individuals, we identified all single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in FOXO3 and showed 41 were associated with longevity. Thirteen of these had predicted alterations in transcription factor binding sites. Those SNPs appeared to be in physical contact, via RNA polymerase II binding chromatin looping, with sites in the FOXO3 promoter, and likely function together as a cis-regulatory unit. The SNPs exhibited a high degree of LD in the Asian population, in which they define a specific longevity haplotype that is relatively common...
July 19, 2017: Aging Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720171/pacbio-assembly-of-a-plasmodium-knowlesi-genome-sequence-with-hi-c-correction-and-manual-annotation-of-the-sicavar-gene-family
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S A Lapp, J A Geraldo, J-T Chien, F Ay, S B Pakala, G Batugedara, J Humphrey, J D DeBARRY, K G Le Roch, M R Galinski, J C Kissinger
Plasmodium knowlesi has risen in importance as a zoonotic parasite that has been causing regular episodes of malaria throughout South East Asia. The P. knowlesi genome sequence generated in 2008 highlighted and confirmed many similarities and differences in Plasmodium species, including a global view of several multigene families, such as the large SICAvar multigene family encoding the variant antigens known as the schizont-infected cell agglutination proteins. However, repetitive DNA sequences are the bane of any genome project, and this and other Plasmodium genome projects have not been immune to the gaps, rearrangements and other pitfalls created by these genomic features...
July 19, 2017: Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716950/analysis-of-small-critical-regions-of-swi1-conferring-prion-formation-maintenance-and-transmission
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Stephanie Valtierra, Zhiqiang Du, Liming Li
Saccharomyces cerevisiae contains several prion elements, which are epigenetically transmitted as self-perpetuating protein conformations. One such prion is [SWI(+) ], whose protein determinant is Swi1, a subunit of the SWI/SNF chromatin-remodeling complex. We previously reported that [SWI(+) ] formation results in a partial loss-of-function phenotype of poor growth in non-glucose media and abolishment of multicellularity. We also showed that the first 38 amino acids of Swi1 propagated [SWI(+)]. We show here that a region as small as the first 32 amino acids of Swi1 (Swi11-32) can decorate [SWI(+)] aggregation and stably maintain and transmit [SWI(+)] independently of full-length Swi1...
July 17, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715484/multiple-renal-cancer-susceptibility-polymorphisms-modulate-the-hif-pathway
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Steffen Grampp, Virginia Schmid, Rafik Salama, Victoria Lauer, Franziska Kranz, James L Platt, James Smythies, Hani Choudhry, Margarete Goppelt-Struebe, Peter J Ratcliffe, David R Mole, Johannes Schödel
Un-physiological activation of hypoxia inducible factor (HIF) is an early event in most renal cell cancers (RCC) following inactivation of the von Hippel-Lindau tumor suppressor. Despite intense study, how this impinges on cancer development is incompletely understood. To test for the impact of genetic signals on this pathway, we aligned human RCC-susceptibility polymorphisms with genome-wide assays of HIF-binding and observed highly significant overlap. Allele-specific assays of HIF binding, chromatin conformation and gene expression together with eQTL analyses in human tumors were applied to mechanistic analysis of one such overlapping site at chromosome 12p12...
July 17, 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709969/role-of-epigenome-in-tumorigenesis-and-drug-resistance
#7
Qidong Hu, Gyeong Hun Baeg
The last few decades have witnessed a tremendous advancement in understanding the genetic basis of major human diseases such as cancer. Intriguingly, there is also an evergrowing body of evidence that suggest the critical role of epigenetic regulation in pathogenesis. In contrast to genetic mechanisms often associated with changes in DNA sequence, epigenetics generally refers to the regulation of gene expression featuring alterations in histone modification, DNA methylation, chromatin conformation and noncoding RNAs, with the first two categories being the best-characterized so far...
July 11, 2017: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708563/evolving-spatial-clusters-of-genomic-regions-from-high-throughput-chromatin-conformation-capture-data
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Xiangtao Li, Shijing Ma, Ka-Chun Wong
High-throughput chromosome-conformation-capture (Hi-C) methods have revealed a multitude of structural insights into interphase chromosomes. In this paper, we elucidate the spatial clusters of genomic regions from Hi-C contact maps by formulating the underlying problem as a global optimization problem. Given its nonconvex objective and nonnegativity constraints, we implement several evolutionary algorithms and compare their performance with non-negative matrix factorization, revealing novel insights into the problem...
July 11, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Nanobioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28703188/allelic-reprogramming-of-3d-chromatin-architecture-during-early-mammalian-development
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Zhenhai Du, Hui Zheng, Bo Huang, Rui Ma, Jingyi Wu, Xianglin Zhang, Jing He, Yunlong Xiang, Qiujun Wang, Yuanyuan Li, Jing Ma, Xu Zhang, Ke Zhang, Yang Wang, Michael Q Zhang, Juntao Gao, Jesse R Dixon, Xiaowo Wang, Jianyang Zeng, Wei Xie
In mammals, chromatin organization undergoes drastic reprogramming after fertilization. However, the three-dimensional structure of chromatin and its reprogramming in preimplantation development remain poorly understood. Here, by developing a low-input Hi-C (genome-wide chromosome conformation capture) approach, we examined the reprogramming of chromatin organization during early development in mice. We found that oocytes in metaphase II show homogeneous chromatin folding that lacks detectable topologically associating domains (TADs) and chromatin compartments...
July 12, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28671686/the-methyltransferase-setdb1-regulates-a-large-neuron-specific-topological-chromatin-domain
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Yan Jiang, Yong-Hwee Eddie Loh, Prashanth Rajarajan, Teruyoshi Hirayama, Will Liao, Bibi S Kassim, Behnam Javidfar, Brigham J Hartley, Lisa Kleofas, Royce B Park, Benoit Labonte, Seok-Man Ho, Sandhya Chandrasekaran, Catherine Do, Brianna R Ramirez, Cyril J Peter, Julia T C W, Brian M Safaie, Hirofumi Morishita, Panos Roussos, Eric J Nestler, Anne Schaefer, Benjamin Tycko, Kristen J Brennand, Takeshi Yagi, Li Shen, Schahram Akbarian
We report locus-specific disintegration of megabase-scale chromosomal conformations in brain after neuronal ablation of Setdb1 (also known as Kmt1e; encodes a histone H3 lysine 9 methyltransferase), including a large topologically associated 1.2-Mb domain conserved in humans and mice that encompasses >70 genes at the clustered protocadherin locus (hereafter referred to as cPcdh). The cPcdh topologically associated domain (TAD(cPcdh)) in neurons from mutant mice showed abnormal accumulation of the transcriptional regulator and three-dimensional (3D) genome organizer CTCF at cryptic binding sites, in conjunction with DNA cytosine hypomethylation, histone hyperacetylation and upregulated expression...
July 3, 2017: Nature Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652207/characterizing-the-molecular-architectures-of-chromatin-modifying-complexes
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REVIEW
Dheva T Setiaputra, Calvin K Yip
Eukaryotic cells package their genome in the form of a DNA-protein complex known as chromatin. This organization not only condenses the genome to fit within the confines of the nucleus, but also provides a platform for a cell to regulate accessibility to different gene sequences. The basic packaging element of chromatin is the nucleosome, which consists of 146 base pairs of DNA wrapped around histone proteins. One major means that a cell regulates chromatin structure is by depositing post-translational modifications on nucleosomal histone proteins, and thereby altering internucleosomal interactions and/or binding to different chromatin associated factors...
June 23, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640837/identification-and-prediction-of-alternative-transcription-start-sites-that-generate-rod-photoreceptor-specific-transcripts-from-ubiquitously-expressed-genes
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Evgenya Y Popova, Anna C Salzberg, Chen Yang, Samuel Shao-Min Zhang, Colin J Barnstable
Transcriptome complexity is substantially increased by the use of multiple transcription start sites for a given gene. By utilizing a rod photoreceptor-specific chromatin signature, and the RefSeq database of established transcription start sites, we have identified essentially all known rod photoreceptor genes as well as a group of novel genes that have a high probability of being expressed in rod photoreceptors. Approximately half of these novel rod genes are transcribed into multiple mRNA and/or protein isoforms through alternative transcriptional start sites (ATSS), only one of which has a rod-specific epigenetic signature and gives rise to a rod transcript...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623585/in-situ-hi-c-library-preparation-for-plants-to-study-their-three-dimensional-chromatin-interactions-on-a-genome-wide-scale
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Chang Liu
The spatial organization of the genome in the nucleus is critical for many cellular processes. It has been broadly accepted that the packing of chromatin inside the nucleus is not random, but structured at several hierarchical levels. The Hi-C method combines Chromatin Conformation Capture and high-throughput sequencing, which allows interrogating genome-wide chromatin interactions. Depending on the sequencing depth, chromatin packing patterns derived from Hi-C experiments can be viewed on a chromosomal scale or at a local genic level...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620032/a-moving-target-structure-and-disorder-in-pursuit-of-myc-inhibitors
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REVIEW
Richard Bayliss, Selena G Burgess, Eoin Leen, Mark W Richards
The Myc proteins comprise a family of ubiquitous regulators of gene expression implicated in over half of all human cancers. They interact with a large number of other proteins, such as transcription factors, chromatin-modifying enzymes and kinases. Remarkably, few of these interactions have been characterized structurally. This is at least in part due to the intrinsically disordered nature of Myc proteins, which adopt a defined conformation only in the presence of binding partners. Owing to this behaviour, crystallographic studies on Myc proteins have been limited to short fragments in complex with other proteins...
June 15, 2017: Biochemical Society Transactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615534/functional-dissection-of-breast-cancer-risk-associated-tert-promoter-variants
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Sonja Helbig, Leesa Wockner, Annick Bouendeu, Ursula Hille-Betz, Karen McCue, Juliet D French, Stacey L Edwards, Hilda A Pickett, Roger R Reddel, Georgia Chenevix-Trench, Thilo Dörk, Jonathan Beesley
The multi-cancer susceptibility locus at 5p15.33 includes TERT, encoding the telomerase catalytic subunit. Genome-wide association studies (GWAS) have identified six single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the TERT promoter associated with decreased breast cancer risk, although the precise causal variants and their mechanisms of action have remained elusive. Luciferase reporter assays indicated that the protective haplotype reduced TERT promoter activity in human mammary epithelial and cancer cells in an estrogen-independent manner...
May 26, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609784/genome-wide-profiling-of-s-mar-based-replicon-contact-sites
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Claudia Hagedorn, Andreas Gogol-Döring, Sabrina Schreiber, Jörg T Epplen, Hans J Lipps
Autonomously replicating vectors represent a simple and versatile model system for genetic modifications, but their localization in the nucleus and effect on endogenous gene expression is largely unknown. Using circular chromosome conformation capture we mapped genomic contact sites of S/MAR-based replicons in HeLa cells. The influence of cis-active sequences on genomic localization was assessed using replicons containing either an insulator sequence or an intron. While the original and the insulator-containing replicons displayed distinct contact sites, the intron-containing replicon showed a rather broad genomic contact pattern...
June 13, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607149/polycomb-repressive-complex-2-in-an-autoinhibited-state
#17
Matthew Bratkowski, Xin Yang, Xin Liu
Polycomb-group proteins control many fundamental biological processes, such as anatomical development in mammals and vernalization in plants. Polycomb repressive complex 2 (PRC2) is responsible for methylation of histone H3 lysine 27 (H3K27), and trimethylated H3K27 (H3K27me3) is implicated in epigenetic gene silencing. Recent genomic, biochemical, and structural data indicate that PRC2 is broadly conserved from yeast to human in many aspects. Here, we determined the crystal structure of an apo PRC2 from the fungus Chaetomium thermophilum captured in a bona fide autoinhibited state, which represents a novel conformation of PRC2 associated with enzyme regulation in light of the basal and stimulated states that we reported previously...
June 12, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604721/comparison-of-computational-methods-for-hi-c-data-analysis
#18
Mattia Forcato, Chiara Nicoletti, Koustav Pal, Carmen Maria Livi, Francesco Ferrari, Silvio Bicciato
Hi-C is a genome-wide sequencing technique used to investigate 3D chromatin conformation inside the nucleus. Computational methods are required to analyze Hi-C data and identify chromatin interactions and topologically associating domains (TADs) from genome-wide contact probability maps. We quantitatively compared the performance of 13 algorithms in their analyses of Hi-C data from six landmark studies and simulations. This comparison revealed differences in the performance of methods for chromatin interaction identification, but more comparable results for TAD detection between algorithms...
July 2017: Nature Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591585/tcrd-rearrangement-redirects-a-processive-tcra-recombination-program-to-expand-the-tcra-repertoire
#19
Zachary M Carico, Kingshuk Roy Choudhury, Baojun Zhang, Yuan Zhuang, Michael S Krangel
Adaptive immunity depends on diverse T cell receptor repertoires generated by variable, diversity, and joining (V[D]J) recombination. Here, we define the principles by which combinatorial diversity is generated in the murine Tcra repertoire. Tcra and Tcrd gene segments share the Tcra-Tcrd locus, with interspersed Vα and Vδ segments undergoing Vδ-Dδ-Jδ rearrangement in CD4(-)CD8(-) thymocytes and then multiple rounds of Vα-Jα rearrangement in CD4(+)CD8(+) thymocytes. We document stepwise, highly coordinated proximal-to-distal progressions of Vα and Jα use on individual Tcra alleles, limiting combinatorial diversity...
June 6, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591576/regulation-of-rvb1-rvb2-by-a-domain-within-the-ino80-chromatin-remodeling-complex-implicates-the-yeast-rvbs-as-protein-assembly-chaperones
#20
Coral Y Zhou, Caitlin I Stoddard, Jonathan B Johnston, Michael J Trnka, Ignacia Echeverria, Eugene Palovcak, Andrej Sali, Alma L Burlingame, Yifan Cheng, Geeta J Narlikar
The hexameric AAA+ ATPases Rvb1 and Rvb2 (Rvbs) are essential for diverse processes ranging from metabolic signaling to chromatin remodeling, but their functions are unknown. While originally thought to act as helicases, recent proposals suggest that Rvbs act as protein assembly chaperones. However, experimental evidence for chaperone-like behavior is lacking. Here, we identify a potent protein activator of the Rvbs, a domain in the Ino80 ATPase subunit of the INO80 chromatin-remodeling complex, termed Ino80INS...
June 6, 2017: Cell Reports
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